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Widow seeks $10M in USX lawsuit

The Youngstown Vindicator

September 21, 2002

YOUNGSTOWN – An 81-year-old widow of a retired U.S. Steel electrician has filed a lawsuit that seeks $10 million in punitive damages from USX Corp.

The suit, filed Thursday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court by the Cleveland law firm of Kelley & Ferraro, alleges the company has not paid $55,000 in workers’ compensation back payments awarded to Mary Kerchofer by a jury in July. She also was awarded $13,500 a year in benefits until she dies.

Court testimony showed that Kerchofer’s husband died from prolonged exposure to asbestos in the former U.S. Steel McDonald Works.

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